Same Body, New Clothes
"Same Content, New Clothes" is a writing assignment that asks students to focus entirely on style, rather than content, in their writing. By adapting their own assignments to forms of writing the conventions of which students may be more familiar with than academic writing, students may gain greater insight into their own abilities to make clear stylistic choices that reflect the demands of each form. In writing their own fairy tales, letters, and tweets, they might just have fun, too!
Style; conventions; adaptation; clarity; directness